Fellows & Special Appointments

The School of Media and Public Affairs draws fellows and scholars from leading professional organizations and academic institutions around the world.

Terker Distinguished Fellows

Our Distinguished Fellows program brings exceptional practitioners in media, political communication and public affairs to the school for a year-long program including class discussions, public events and career advising. Past fellows include Joe Lockhart, Ed Henry, former Sen. Bob Bennett, Bob Herbert, P.J. Crowley, Arun Chaudhary, Mara Liasson and Douglas Wilson. The program is funded by the generosity of the parents of an SMPA alumna.

Shapiro Fellows

Our Shapiro Fellows program allows unique professionals the opportunity to teach one SMPA class for a semester and participate in school activities. Past fellows include The New York Times writer Thomas Edsall, former Under Secretary of State Tara Sonenshine and former longtime White House Correspondent Helen Thomas.

Opportunities

If you are interested in applying for a professional fellowship, contact Professor Silvio Waisbord at waisbord@gwu.edu. If you are interested in supporting these programs, please contact giving@gwu.edu.

 


Current Appointments

David Ensor

David Ensor

Director, Project for Media and National Security; Walter R. Roberts Fellow

 

 

 

 


Past Fellows

Terker Fellows

  • Frank Fahrenkopf, Jr.

  • Amy Walter

Shapiro Fellows

  • Guy Raz
  • Thomas B. Edsall

Terker Fellows

  • Tony Fratto
  • Barbara Bradley Hagerty

Distinguished Fellows

  • Major Garrett
  • Tara Sonenshine

Public Diplomacy Fellow

  • Jonathan Henick

Shapiro Fellows

  • Tara Sonenshine
  • Maryanne Culpepper
  • Richard Ducey

Distinguished Fellows

  • Mara Liasson

  • Douglas Wilson

Shapiro Fellows

  • Remi Brulin

  • Leonard Pitts

Distinguished Fellows

  • Bob Bennett

  • Arun Chaudhary

  • P.J. Crowley

Shapiro Fellows

  • Kenneth Goldstein

  • Michael Hirsh

  • Armen Georgian

Distinguished Fellows

  • Ed Henry

  • Bob Herbert

  • Joe Lockhart

Shapiro Fellows

  • Tara McKelvy

  • Robert SanGeorge

Shapiro Fellows

  • Matthew Dallek

  • Robert SanGeorge

Shapiro Fellows

  • John Fialka

  • Carl Stern

Shapiro Fellows

  • Jill Schuker

  • Robin Brown

Shapiro Fellows

  • Henry Heilbrunn

  • Andrew Rojecki

Shapiro Fellows

  • John Rendon

  • Linda Kramer-Jenning

  • Alice Lucan

Shapiro Fellows

  • Laura Stepp

  • Jeffry Dvorkin

  • Dorothy Gilliam

Shapiro Fellows

  • Albert "John" Dancy

Shapiro Fellows

  • Peter Hannaford

  • Carin Desaure

Shapiro Fellows

  • Helen Thomas

  • Cleta Mitchell

Shapiro Fellows

  • Jonathan Owen

Shapiro Fellows

  • Hilary McKenzie

  • Martha Matzke